Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Probing the dynamics of gravity with gravitational wave detections Michalis Agathos (DAMTP, Cambridge) 8 June 2017
Superluminous supernovae - cosmic origins and evolution Stephen Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) 1 June 2017
Galaxy clusters as hydrodynamics laboratories Elke Roediger (University of Hull) 25 May 2017
The growth of disks and bulges Stijn Wuyts (University of Bath) 18 May 2017
A new generation of multi-dimensional stellar structure models Isabelle Baraffe (University of Exeter) 11 May 2017

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Non-gravitational entropy and energy `profiles' in clusters - Implications for AGN feedback and Pre-heating Subhabrata Majumdar (Tata Institute) 28 July 2017
Stellar feedback in the multi-phase interstellar medium Thorsten Naab (MPA Garching) 21 July 2017
Exploring the IGM at the End of Reionization George Becker (UC Riverside) 14 July 2017
Diagnosing feedback with the Lyman-alpha forest at z~0.1 James Bolton (Nottingham) 7 July 2017
Extremely metal-poor galaxies: Chemical laboratories of the early universe Enrique Perez-Montero (IAA Granada) 30 June 2017

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) 27 October 2016
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Physical Manifestations of Evolution, Regularity and Chaos In and Around Our Galaxy Kathryn Johnston (Columbia University) 9 March 2017
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013